This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to a close and kids are headed back to school! Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery. Here’s a look at what you might have missed: Abused Toucan Missing Beak Inspires Animal Welfare Movement (People)  Idris Elba Will Train to Become a (Real) Pro Kickboxer on Discovery’s ‘Fighter’ (The Wrap)  We’re on Baby Panda Watch! Zoo Atlanta Cub…

You Be the Detective.

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Once again, Investigation Discovery is here to fuel your crime show addiction with an exciting Wednesday night lineup – with the premiere of all-new series ‘Betrayed’ followed by fan-favorite ‘Homicide Hunter’. ‘Betrayed,’ which revisits heart-pounding cases of deception that ended in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover, or friend, turns viewers into confidants and investigators, guiding you through the victims’ relationships and raising suspicions about…

Get Ready for TLC’s First Scripted Series, ‘Too Close to Home’ – Premiering Tonight!

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Political scandal, drama and suspense abound in TLC’s first-ever scripted series ‘Too Close to Home,’ which tells the story of a young woman named Anna from a modest upbringing in Alabama, who discovers she might have a future in Washington, D.C.’s fast-paced political scene. That is, until the real Anna is exposed when she causes a major political scandal and makes national headlines for her part in an affair with one…

3…2…1… Liftoff!

Discovery Education Joins Forces with Lockheed Martin on Space Initiative to Ignite Interest in STEM Careers   Going to Mars is not just science fiction or an award-winning (and pretty awesome) Matt Damon movie. NASA is already building the rockets to take the adventurers on their mission. Today, Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, announced a new multi-year partnership with Lockheed Martin to launch a school-to-home education initiative designed to excite today’s middle school students and their families about STEM, specifically deep space…

Don’t Miss Investigation Discovery’s Controversial Documentary ‘Dream Killer’ This Sunday, August 14

Imagine being convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison based on the testimony of a friend claiming to witness the murder in a dream. Bizarrely enough, that’s what happened in 2005, when Ryan Ferguson was convicted of the murder of sports news editor Kent Heitholt and sentenced to 40 years in prison based on his friend Charles Erickson’s testimony, who claimed to witness the horrible murder in…

The SXSW 2017 PanelPicker is Now Open: Vote Today!

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The next SXSW may not be until March 2017, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for it now! The first step? Voting for which panels you’d like to see. Now through September 2, fans can vote for their favorite panels via the SXSW PanelPicker. Discovery has several panels in the running for SXSWEdu and SXSW Interactive – and we would love your help to bring ’em to Austin! Take a look at…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, Discovery was named the #2 company for best work-life balance by Indeed – a nice recognition that I can tell you is well-deserved! Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: In ‘Guns on Campus,’ Tamron Hall Examines a Polarizing Issue (New York Times) Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere (Variety) EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Official Trailer for Discovery’s Motorcycle…

Don’t Miss TLC’s ‘Love at First Kiss,’ Premiering Tonight

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Will one kiss lead to “happily ever after” or will it end up in a disaster? TLC’s newest series, ‘Love at First Kiss,’ takes singles out of their comfort zones by having them kiss total strangers, without introduction, and seeing if it leads to everlasting love. If all goes well, he or she can head to a two-minute speed date and even a date in the real world. Each episode will…

Summer 2016 TCA: Motorcycles, Duck Stamps and Chilling Wrongful Convictions

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 01:  In this handout photo provided by Discovery, (L-R Front Row) Actors Michiel Huisman, Bug Hall, Robert Aramayo, executive producer on behalf of Raw Television Dimitri Doganis, bike fabricator Alex Wheeler, (L-R Back Row) actors Stephen Rider, Jessica Camacho, Gabe Luna and Annie Read of 'Harley and the Davidsons' speak onstage during the 'Discovery Channel' portion of the TCA Summer Event 2016 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 1, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/ Discovery via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Michiel Huisman;Bug Hall;Robert Aramayo;Dimitri Doganis;Alex Wheeler;Stephen Rider;Jessica Camacho;Gabe Luna;Annie Read

Dozens of Discovery Communications team members are in Beverly Hills this week for the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour, which gives cable, broadcast and digital networks the chance to share with journalists from across the country some of the exciting programs they have coming up in the next several months. Three of our networks – Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet and Discovery – held their portion of the event on Monday, August 1. Investigation Discovery…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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It is heating up outside, but luckily there is plenty to keep us entertained indoors! Here’s what’s been going on in our world this week: TLC’s New Series Playhouse Masters Dreams Up Fantasy Kids’ Spaces for Steph Curry, Ali Landry and More (People) Eurosport and France Televisions Extend French Open Deal (Daily Mail)  YouTuber Marina Joyce Reassures Fans She Is Safe in New Interviews (TIME)  Deadliest Catch‘s Sig Hansen Reveals How He’s Changing…